I haven't written much of my novel lately as I have been busy setting up character profiles for my 5 main characters. Two of the male characters are completed on paper and the rest are in my head waiting to reach the big screen.
I have also been hooked on my short story writing. I went onto Cally's website http://www.callytaylor.com/ and had a go on Cally Taylor and Sally Quilford's short story generator which I think is genius. I struggle when it comes to deciding who or what to write about and now I don't have to. The setting I was given was a Telephone Exchange and I remembered my mum telling me that my Aunt worked their many years ago so I decided to ask a few questions:
What was the name of the place where you worked?
Did men and women work there? Was it mostly women or men? Were there a lot of people working there?
Can you describe what the building smelled like (if any particular smells)
Was it noisy - if so what were the noises (people talking etc)?
Did you enjoy working there?
What did the place look like (messy, cluttered, large spaces or small)
Was there a uniform?
When did you work there?
Did it pay well at the time?
Was it a strict or relaxed atmosphere
What was your job title
I'm looking forward to the response. I think it will give my story a lot more authenticity.